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Our Email Newsletter, WW Dispatch, includes news about our members’ writing and events. The Dispatch mailing list reaches over 4,000 subscribers and comes out 3-5 times a month.

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Member News: “Obscurity”, Clarke’s Debut Novel

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Ryan Clarke, a news and sports reporter for Pamplin Media Group and lifelong Beaverton resident, published his debut novel on Dec. 14 — two weeks before his 25th birthday. The novel, Obscurity, is a blend of noir crime and supernatural horror. Daniel Bishop and Andre Gibson are best friends leading a life of crime in…

Member News: New Book Published about Childlessness

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Sue Fagalde Lick, co-chair of the Coast Chapter, announces the publication of her new book, Love or Children: When You Can’t Have Both. Based on her Childless by Marriage blog, the book offers the best of more than 700 posts and resulting comments about relationships where one’s partner is unable or unwilling to have children.…

Member News: Release of New Christmas Novel

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Just in time for holiday reading, local author Bill Cullen’s new novel Christmas Adrift is now available. Take an unforgettable journey through the Christmas holidays as experienced by those living in the shadows of society. Set in Portland, Oregon, the book follows a cast of misfits living aboard the St. Remy, an old tugboat plying…

Member News: Livestream Reading, Jason Tanamor with Grace Talusan

Tanamor and Talusan livestream reading

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Jason Tanamor for a livestream reading from his latest novel, Vampires of Portlandia. He will be in conversation with Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers. Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Anonymous and Drama Dolls. His new novel Vampires of Portlandia is an urban fantasy…

Member News: Christine Sandgren Debuts with The Solomon Stone

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Author Christine Sandgren debuts with The Solomon Stone, a magical Middle Grade mystery for the modern kid. Ms. Sandgren’s publisher, Fawkes Press, will be hosting a virtual launch party on November 17th from 6-8pm central. The evening will include virtual activities for all ages and the opportunity to win a prize basket containing a signed…

Member News: We Are Akan, Published!

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Announcing the November publication of We Are Akan: Our People and Our Kingdom in the Rainforest — Ghana, 1807 by Dorothy Brown Soper. This is a richly illustrated work of middle grade historical fiction appropriate for readers in grades 5 to 8. Oregon artist, James Cloutier, is the illustrator. The story introduces Akan culture and…

Member News: Jennifer Greer Author Event!

Join Jennifer Greer as she talks about her new debut novel, A Desperate Place. She will share the personal war story that inspired her McKenna character, other titillating aspects of her novel and her long, crazy road to publication. Jackson County Library Author Event Sunday November 15th, 4 p.m. Find out more

Member News: Debut Novel from Grant Rosenberg

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Dr. Kelly Harper lives the good life.  She has a dream job working alongside her father at their urgent care clinic in San Francisco and a longtime boyfriend who is a Homicide Inspector with the SFPD. But everything suddenly and drastically changes when her father, a highly respected physician, is murdered.  As Kelly tries to…

Member News: Release of Marlena Fiol’s New Memoir

Nothing Bad Between Us: A Mennonite Missionary’s Daughter Finds Healing in Her Brokenness is a heartwarming and often shocking tale of a religious father and his sinful daughter that will transform your perception of what it means to simultaneously rebel against and yearn for a father’s love. Marlena is four months old when her parents…